Suzanne Starr's past comments

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    Suzanne Starr

    @clamenza

    I'm sure their high death rates (non-suicide) "have nothing to do with not being accepted by society" too. In my home area, it's common for transgenders to be curb-stomped in parking lots.

    Posted in: Over 22,000 transgender patients visited medical facilities in 2015: study

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    Suzanne Starr

    You do not put a child in the front seat due to airbags being lethal. RIP, I feel so bad for the father who will have to bury his wife and youngest daughter, while the oldest daughter is in a coma.

    Posted in: Mother, daughter killed after car hits concrete wall in Kitakyushu

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    Suzanne Starr

    In my experience, taxi drivers in Sumida and Asakusa were very pleasant. Hope the best for them.

    Posted in: 4 taxi drivers robbed at knifepoint in Tokyo

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    Suzanne Starr

    These people are not being prejudiced against the elderly. Drivers being on the road with dementia is an important issue, which is a danger being slowly resolved. Another issue is the lack of policing of drivers, however you cannot point to that issue and make this one nonviable.

    Both issues need to be resolved. It is unfortunate that some drivers in the countryside will lose their license. Communities will need to reach out to those people and support programs need to be in place.

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    Suzanne Starr

    One thing I'd like to know, did the government ban renting single family apartments out as "hotels" in Japan/Tokyo? My area (Palm Springs) had made it illegal a few years ago because landlords stopped renting to locals and furnished apartments as hotels for temps, driving up the price of living through the roof.

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    Suzanne Starr

    RIP fallen heros

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    Suzanne Starr

    I am reminded of Hurricane Ivan back in 2003 or 2004. The cat 4 hurricane decimated my region. My mother's apartment (I lived with my father) was flooded and she lived in a gov't subsidized trailer near the high school. After 2 or 3 years they booted her out. I actually agreed with this because it doesn't take more than 2 years to gain your grounding back. After 2 years, you should be able to regain responsibility over your own finances and life. Now I don't believe in pulling the plug in all other types of aide, because everyone has their own issues. However subsidized apartments must end, in my opinion. I hope that the children will qualify for special financial aid and other related services.

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    Suzanne Starr

    I agree that MariCart is infringing on Nintendo's rights by advertising customers wearing the licensed costumes. However, begrudgingly, considering this is the same company that sent a cease and desist to a group of cosplayers for trying to have a little Pokemon party at a restaurant before a major convention. What got them, legally, was that they were charging for tickets. (which makes sense to do considering) But yeah, Nintendo can be on the greedy side.

    Posted in: Nintendo files suit against go-kart company MariCar

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    Suzanne Starr

    Why is this news?

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    Suzanne Starr

    In my head the difference would be from charging broker price instead of contract. But somebody has to approve those workorders on the customer's end and understand pricing. So the person approving these workorders had no idea the cost/worth of the product yet approved anyway? Sounds like some ex-broker landed a comfy job approving estimates for the government and didn't care.

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    Suzanne Starr

    I almost got hit by a ばあちゃん in Taito. Scared me so bad. RIP and best of luck to the poor kid and father.

    Posted in: Mother killed, 1-year-old son injured after being hit by truck; driver arrested

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    Suzanne Starr

    If you're ever at Nakano Broadway (for some reason), in their foodie basement there's an ice cream stand that sells cones with like 8 different flavors of soft serve. They're giant and delicious at maybe 600-800 yen.

    Posted in: 'Depachika' -- Japan’s underground food emporiums

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    Suzanne Starr

    This guy is a serious nutter.

    He needs to be in the loony bin. He will attack again.

    Posted in: Japanese woman testifies man attacked her at Niagara Falls

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    Suzanne Starr

    yankinhokkai And there are women like that, too. More than a few, in fact. Don't get mixed up with such women, guys.

    Because All Lives Matter, hm? Same approach.

    Posted in: French police search forest for body of Japanese student

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    Suzanne Starr

    I am speculating, but she might have put the car in neutral while the car was still running to grab something quickly. It is easily imagined that she believed a common misconception that it is better to leave your car in neutral instead of park at red lights or that the vehicle consumes proportionately less gas in neutral. Or she accidentally placed the vehicle in neutral instead of park and was in too much of a hurry to correct it. Rest In Peace.

    Posted in: Woman dies after being pinned between car and concrete block

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    Suzanne Starr

    Sounds like the plot of a book. I'd read.

    Posted in: South Korea says woman tied to scandal arrested in Denmark

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    Suzanne Starr

    I'm rather appalled that they have the gall to say how they are targeting rich foreigners. It's interesting how honest they are (enough to say that.), but a rich foreigner is not going to use these tiny, unknown "shacks" to decide where his/her new vacation home is going to be. Waste of tax-payer's money if that's their goal. In agreement with the others, the target audience should be average foreigners living in Tokyo. They are more likely going to explore, visit and possibly move once the "Tokyo!!" vibe has ended.

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    Suzanne Starr

    In my opinion, the family is correct for attempting to force the school to change its' policies to create a safe environment. Many people are asking why her parents let her participate. Do you have any idea how underlying conditions work? 13KM is much more than recommended exercise in one go for a large student body. Exercise for extended periods of time hinders muscle growth that would have been built up if the distance was shorter and does little positive for the body. After a few KM the exercise becomes "rigorous" whether the students are going at their own pace or not. For example, 13km would potentially harm students who have underlying heart conditions and most do not know unless extensive testing is performed. Extensive as in thorough analysis of the heart via blood tests and a cardio stress test. Source: http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/67/24/2910#ref-1 References #1 and 2.

    Regardless, the school is responsible for insuring the safety of students. If they still wanted to continue the 13KM walkathon, it should have been within school grounds where immediate attention is available.

    Posted in: Family sues Saitama Prefecture after daughter dies during school walkathon

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    Suzanne Starr

    I'll believe it when it is enforced, and I hope it will be as just a wisp of smoke starts asthma symptoms with me. And I don't seem to have asthma other than this reaction, thankfully.

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    Suzanne Starr

    dcog9065

    In Tennessee an entire town was nearly destroyed from a few kids playing with matches recently, so this sorrowful situation doesn't surprise me. I hope everyone rebuilds without too much strife.

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